Written answers

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Department of Social Protection

Invalidity Pension Applications

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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95. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for an invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32383/16]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution conditions.

The department received a claim for IP for the lady concerned on the 13 May 2016. She was refused IP on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on the 11 July 2016 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal. She requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her request. Following a review of all the information available the deciding officer is satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied.

This lady has been awarded IP with effect from the 19 May 2016. Payment will issue to her nominated post office on the 10 November 2016. Any arrears due from 19 May 2016 to 09 November 2016 (less any overlapping social welfare payment and/or outstanding overpayment) will issue in due course. She was notified of this decision on the 26 October 2016.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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